Attend the Annual Hilo Brewfest
2021 Hilo Brewfest
The 2021 Hilo Brewfest will be held as a virtual event on Saturday June 26, 2021, please see their website for more info.
The information below is related to the live event and does not apply to the virtual event.
A celebration of beer, food, and Hawaiian culture, the Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual Hilo Brewfest is an afternoon party offering more than 70 different brews, dozens of food vendors, and live blues and rock music at the Wainaku Executive Center. With gorgeous views of Hilo Bay, there’s lots of fun to be had at Hilo’s largest brew festival. Tickets are $60 for general admission. Ticket price includes admission, eight 4 ounce sample pours, shuttle ride from down town, a souvenir glass, food samples and live entertainment!
Like the festival’s counterpart on the western side, the Hilo Brewfest celebrates the homebrew movement in craft brewing with a competition as part of the festival itself. Home brewers from all over the Hawaiian islands and the mainland bring their creations to the Big Island’s eastern side for a celebration of the art of beer making and share their secrets with fellow brewers and attendees alike.
An ideal way to spend a June afternoon, the Hilo Brewfest is a wonderful opportunity to experience the best brews, food, and music the Hawaiian islands have to offer. Only a few years old, this brewfest has quickly become one of the most popular events during the Big Island’s diverse range of summer activities. Local breweries include Kona Brewing Company, Big Island Brewhaus, Maui Brewing Company, Aloha Beer, Mehana Brewing, and Hawaii Nui Brewing, with proceeds from the ticket purchases going toward the Rotary Club of Hilo’s various charitable efforts throughout the community.
If you’re planning to be on the Big Island the last week of June, a trip to the island’s Hilo side offers you a chance to try out the dozens of beers available for your enjoyment during this annual gathering. To purchase tickets or find more information visit the official event website.
Hilo Brewfest Location, Parking, and Map
Wainaku Executive Center
26-238 Hawaii Belt Rd
Hilo, HI 96720
There is no parking at the event center so, various shuttles operate to and from the event from many locations around Hilo, or you can take a cab or uber. Your Ticket allows you to ride a free shuttle from Downtown Hilo, this picks up at the Old County Building at 25 Aupuni Street.